The Great Swamp Massacre

October 28th, 2008

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In December of 1675 in South County, Rhode Island British and Colonial soldiers walked silently towards Native camp grounds. They wanted to catch these Indians off guard and stop a war with the them before it began. The camp was that of the Narragansett tribe who was very powerful with many enemies. Therefore, the troops had the help of Mohegan and Peqout scouts. The troops attacked the camp and killed most who were stationed there. However, the scouts promised that Chief Metacoma or King Phillp would be there but they were wrong.

He was not there and now the war had begun, doing the opposite of what they wanted. There is an old and decrepit memorial that still stands today and was erected in 1675 by the colonists. It tells the tale of a great battle, but this isn’t really true because the troops attacked innocent and unarmed people.

People who go to visit the memorial report an overwhelming sadness. Also, at times the woods will fall an eerie silent. This is then followed by the screams and cries in the distance coming from the swamp. Some people that go to visit leave upon arriving. They feel a chill on their backs and have the feeling of watching eyes over them. The area to this day is always being investigated by paranormal groups, being a place of great paranormal activity.

(Source: Belanger, Jeff. Encyclopedia of Haunted Places. 2005.)

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